In my quest to perfect my daughter’s room, I knew we had to have some ruffle. Girls+Ruffle =Fun!
I’m loving all the colors that we are ending up with too. I can not WAIT to show you the entire room. Just need to tie up a few loose ends first.
These shams are pretty basic and easy to whip up. The ruffle border is a ton easier if you have a ruffle foot. I bought one when I purchased a new machine a few months ago and oh. my. gosh.! What a miracle worker this thing is. I definitely recommend one if you are a sewer and have girlies. I believe any machine you have while have an optional ruffle foot. Try googling ruffle foot for____ (enter make and model of your machine). They are an investment, but let’s face it… how much ruffling is there to do out there???? A LOT!
2-2.5 yards of 42” fabric. I give a variance there because if you have a directional print, it may take more fabric
Excuse these dark pictures too. Curse you , Daylight Savings Time!
If you are not using a ruffle foot for this part, you can ruffle the common way, no problem. I suggest you stitch in 12-16” increment to make it not so hard on yourself though.
When you get to the end, it will look like this…unfinished edges.
Just turn in the sides about a 1/2” and press. Pin down and get ready to sew.
Sew around the entire square using a 1/2” seam allowance
Now, take your 27x14” and your 27x17” pieces and on one 27” side, iron over 1/2”
Fold over another 1/2” to close up the raw edge
Edge stitch the hem closed. I like using my presser foot as a guide to keep my stitch straight
Place those 2 ready pieces right side down right on top of the ruffled piece. The two finished edges that we just did will be overlapping each other a bit on the back. That’s what we want. Right sides are facing. Pin in place.
Flip your sham over so you can see the stitching you already made when you sewed the ruffle in place and stitch right over the same stitches.
Clip all four corners and turn the pillow sham right side out
Fill it up! Euro shams are typically 26”x26” and that is what this pillow sham tutorial is for. Please check your pillow form size before you start sewing
Oh, in case you are wondering the fabric I used on these are from Jennifer Paganelli’s line called Honey Child. Love! If I didn’t have a smidge of self control, I might have wallpapered the entire room in it!
Thanks for following along guys! Let me know if you make one or better yet,
post it to the LWP Flickr Pool !